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#1 Nov-24-20 6:28PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
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11-24-20, Chesapeake Bay

John, Matt and I met up with Capt. Dennis at 11a. We would be fishing out of Chesapeake Beach. As we started to get our things, I saw this!

https://i.imgur.com/xeBNTQy.jpg

Oh boy...I hope this is not a sign!

We got the boat splashed...

https://i.imgur.com/zgPwZSZ.jpg

...and off we went.

https://i.imgur.com/lMsMKOg.jpg

The plan was to get over to Eastern Bay (we later heard there was a good bite but lots of dinks) but some birdies diverted our attention and we caught some fish!

https://i.imgur.com/ULPsNsF.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/CR9dNqK.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/uYbpnTT.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/kIegPJb.jpg

We had enough of that and headed on over to the new target area, the mouth of the Choptank. There were many birds working but lazily. No real beehives...but quite a few boats, some which we knew.

We picked up a fish here and there which kept thing interesting but it was not a hot bite for sure.

Matt had the hot hand at 1st (we eventually caught up).

https://i.imgur.com/i6tVGcE.jpg

Some of the fish were smaller so no pics.

We decided to make a move and went to an area that was just barren. It was on a ledge. Oh, oh...now what.

We had 3 choices but got interrupted when John saw some birds so we chased. Like almost every other time, the birds would stop flying around when we got there. It was frustrating.

All of the sudden, the FF lit up and it was GAME on!! No boats and no birds around!

https://i.imgur.com/3S57KKo.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/qtI2jQb.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/CF5DT6o.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/2rJv6DU.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Mpa5EsG.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ykqa4iv.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/dkZcXWF.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/uIzpisx.jpg

One fun thing that happened was when Dennis handed me his rod as he was helping Matt or John. I was now jigging with both hands and sure enough, I got hit on the left hand side. Couldn't catch a solo double though...

https://i.imgur.com/COURo9G.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/2Uvrvdn.jpg

This was one of the best drifts I have been on in a long time. We had many doubles and a few triples!

As the sun was going down, we drifted the same area again and caught a few more but it was not red hot like the last drift. Plus, we were losing light and were still 11+ miles away from port so we called it a day. A VERY satisfying day.

https://i.imgur.com/RQpsj8V.jpg

Air temps in the high 40s. Water temp around 55df. And a great crew! What a blast!!

Lots of keepers up to 27'!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#2 Nov-24-20 7:02PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 14683

Re: 11-24-20, Chesapeake Bay

Bananas are supposedly bad luck on a boat because banana spiders used to bite shipmates while in transport and...they would die.

But John tells a different story...something about pirates and peg legs and hook hands. Never heard of such a thing but that's the tale he tells!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#3 Nov-25-20 4:40AM

drxfish
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 2447

Re: 11-24-20, Chesapeake Bay

Awesome report!  Those fish are beautiful and some look flawless!  Way to go.


Always wishin' I was fishin'

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#4 Nov-25-20 5:57AM

Junger
Northern Snakehead
From: Potomac, MD
Registered: Aug-14-17
Posts: 720

Re: 11-24-20, Chesapeake Bay

Excellent, glad the banana didn't mess it up!

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#5 Nov-25-20 7:43AM

firemunkee
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Ashburn, VA
Registered: May-23-13
Posts: 1738

Re: 11-24-20, Chesapeake Bay

Wow what a trip! Looks like that banana was a good thing tongue


Together we'll fight the long defeat.

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#6 Nov-25-20 8:16AM

Curly
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Mar-15-10
Posts: 5321

Re: 11-24-20, Chesapeake Bay

Nice trip.  Good thing that banana didn't make it on the boat.


Hell or High Water...........I'm Fishin!!   big_smile

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#7 Nov-25-20 8:20AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 14683

Re: 11-24-20, Chesapeake Bay

Curly wrote:

Good thing that banana didn't make it on the boat.

That was a guarantee!


Time to go fishin' again!

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